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The Resource Shakespeare's 'whores' : erotics, politics and poetics, Kay Stanton

Shakespeare's 'whores' : erotics, politics and poetics, Kay Stanton

Label
Shakespeare's 'whores' : erotics, politics and poetics
Title
Shakespeare's 'whores'
Title remainder
erotics, politics and poetics
Statement of responsibility
Kay Stanton
Creator
Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
Shakespeare's 'Whores' examines female sexuality in Shakespeare's works in the context of the word 'whore,' historically (and still currently) employed as a weapon against women striving for self-actualization in any realm - political, social, or personal. Erotic expression for Shakespeare's women finds varying obstacles determined by the genre, or 'poetics', of the work, which influences its 'politics', but his poetic references to goddesses illuminate archetypal paths that his female characters may pursue. Each use of the word 'whore' in Shakespeare's canon is studied, as are female characters who toil in the sex trade, but with focus especially on the positive personal and social effects of female sexuality, as represented in several major female characters, from the goddess Venus, to the queen Cleopatra, to the cross-dressing Rosalind, and many others. Drawing on scholarship from various disciplines, this book demonstrates Shakespeare's relevance to contemporary socio-political issues and points toward new directions for feminism.--Back cover
Cataloging source
UKMGB
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1948-
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Stanton, Kay
Dewey number
822.33
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
PR2991
LC item number
.S72 2014
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Series statement
Palgrave Shakespeare studies
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  • Prostitutes in literature
  • Shakespeare, William
  • Shakespeare, William
  • Shakespeare, William
  • Prostitutes in literature
  • Women in literature
  • Drama
  • Prostituierte
  • Erotik
  • Frau
Label
Shakespeare's 'whores' : erotics, politics and poetics, Kay Stanton
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 179-186) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Contents
Introduction: 'Am I that name'? -- 'Made to write "whore" upon?: male and female use of the word 'whore' -- 'Enough to make a whore forswear her trade': prostitution as woman's 'oldest profession' -- The heroic tragedy of Cleopatra: the 'prostitute queen' -- Female erotic passion: toward sex As You Like It -- Venus: mother of all 'whores' -- Stripping Shakespeare's 'whores' -- Notes -- Bibliography -- Index
Control code
880400613
Dimensions
23 cm.
Extent
x, 191 pages
Isbn
9781137026323
Isbn Type
(hbk.)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)880400613
Label
Shakespeare's 'whores' : erotics, politics and poetics, Kay Stanton
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 179-186) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Contents
Introduction: 'Am I that name'? -- 'Made to write "whore" upon?: male and female use of the word 'whore' -- 'Enough to make a whore forswear her trade': prostitution as woman's 'oldest profession' -- The heroic tragedy of Cleopatra: the 'prostitute queen' -- Female erotic passion: toward sex As You Like It -- Venus: mother of all 'whores' -- Stripping Shakespeare's 'whores' -- Notes -- Bibliography -- Index
Control code
880400613
Dimensions
23 cm.
Extent
x, 191 pages
Isbn
9781137026323
Isbn Type
(hbk.)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)880400613

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